1. jupiter2:

    What Your Body Looks Like Top To Bottom

    (via asapscience)

  2. corporisfabrica:

    Lichtenberg figures on skin, colloquially known as lightning flowers.

    These dramatic scars occur when lightning or other high-energy electrical arcs strike the body. The electricity conducts beneath the skin, bursting subcutaneous capillaries. Complex, branching patterns are left in the wake of the arc after travel through the paths of least resistance.

    When performed intentionally under controlled conditions, the same phenomena can instead form beautiful 'captured lightning.'


  3. "All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer."
    — Ernest Hemingway (via wordsnquotes)

    (via writeworld)

  4. spaceexp:

    The Cat’s Paw Nebula , ESO, 2010

  5. A Koala reflecting on his sins, his triumphs, and the inevitability of death.

    (via entrop-e)

  6. jtotheizzoe:


    And here we have Lily Bui’s last pick. What if the solar system was a musical instrument? Find out here. (This does have auto-playing audio, just as an FYI friends). 

    This SolarBeat planetary music generator from White Vinyl design is super-peaceful to listen to, I’ve had it on in the background for like 15 minutes. Just think, every sonic moment in that orbital simulation is a real moment that has or could happen in our little corner of the universe.

    That being said, it does seem like a slightly-more-polished clone of Daniel Starr-Tambor’s Mandala project (which I featured on OKTBS ages ago), a planetary musical palindrome consisting of 62 vigintillion notes, likely the largest palindrome in the known universe.

    Watch/listen to Mandala below:

  7. thisbelongsinamuseum:

    The architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed 1141 buildings, but only 532 were actually completed during his lifetime. Many have since been demolished with only 400 buildings still standing. But did you know he designed a cat house? In the early 1950s, Gerald Tonkens commissioned Wright’s office to design and build his family’s residence in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Tonkens’ daughter, Nancy, had a cat named Felinus and she requested an appropriate residence for the family pet. So the office designed a modern cat house in Wright’s favorite color, Cherokee Red. This important piece of feline design, along with the original rendering shown above, has passed through the hands of various auction houses and antique dealers over the years until it was recently acquired by the Feline Historical Museum in Alliance, Ohio, which I bet you didn’t know even existed. The museum not only displays the Wright-designed cat house but a large collection of historical feline artifacts like an early 1900’s wooden cat carrier, a 19th century scrapbook of cat memorabilia and over 1,400 cat-related books as well as real, live cats like Maine Coons and Ragdolls.

  8. aseaofquotes:

    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  9. asapscience:

    The descent into Alzheimer’s disease. 

    A doctor chronicles the signatures of his patient as the disease took hold of her. Our love goes out to anyone who’s dealt with this awful disease in some way. 

    via Reddit

  10. ryanandmath:

    How to read math. You’d be surprised how far this will get you.

    (via coolmathstuff)